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Paper ParaGlassMenu (Conditionally) Accepted at CHI 2023

The paper “ParaGlassMenu: Towards Social-Friendly Subtle Interactions in Conversations” has been (Conditionally) accepted for CHI ’23 conference, April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany.

The co-authors are Runze Cai, Nuwan Janaka, Shengdong Zhao, and Minghui Sun.


Interactions with digital devices during social settings can reduce social engagement and interrupt conversations. To overcome these drawbacks, we designed ParaGlassMenu, a semi-transparent circular menu that can be displayed around a conversation partner’s face on Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display (OHMD) and interacted subtly using a ring mouse. We evaluated ParaGlassMenu with several alternative approaches (Smartphone, Voice assistant, and Linear OHMD menus) by manipulating Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in a simulated conversation setting with a digital partner. Results indicated that the ParaGlassMenu offered the best overall performance in balancing social engagement and digital interaction needs in conversations. To validate these findings, we conducted a second study in a realistic conversation scenario involving commodity IoT devices. Results confirmed the utility and social acceptance of the ParaGlassMenu. Based on the results, we discuss implications for designing attention-maintaining subtle interaction techniques on OHMDs.

ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-9421-5/23/04.

Read the full paper here: ParaGlassMenu: Towards Social-Friendly Subtle Interactions in Conversations

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